Our House is Shell House’s festival of food, wine, music and art – and it’s returning for 2024 with a stacked line-up from May 8 to July 6.

The food and wine experiences begin on June 12, with the first instalment of Wet, Cold & Delicious: a Tasmanian seafood feast that celebrates the state’s abundance of oysters, clams, periwinkles and urchins. Then head to the Clocktower on Thursday June 20 for Prime Time, a beef-dinner-slash-workshop led by Joel Bickford (Shell House’s culinary director) and Australia’s big-time butcher, Anthony Puharich of Vic’s Meats.

There’s also a five-course tuna dinner on Monday June 24 (that includes a live maguro shoten, a traditional tuna cutting). Plus, visit what’s reportedly the “world’s smallest” champagne bar, kitted out with a vintage 1970s cocktail bar, a vinyl-spinning DJ and an endless supply of Perrier-Jouet, crab and caviar.

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Kirin J Callinan’s Our House residence brings his instrumental beats to Sky Bar on Wednesdays, and DJ Ari Kiko’s taking over on Saturday May 18. There are Yasmina Sadiki’s mellow sounds on May 23, plus takeovers from Bypass, Discoteca Tropical and Cinta.

Find a range of art throughout the festival, too. Jai Winnell, creative director of Hermetica Flowers, is installing large-scale floral arrangements throughout Shell House, and collage artist Mikey Freedom is running paper sculpture workshops on May 25 and June 29. Abstract painter Daimon Downey is hosting creative sessions, plus the Arts Matter team is facilitating exhibits from Melbourne-based sculptor Troy Emery and multidisciplinary artist Lauren Brincat. Phew! It’s big.

The team’s dubbed it the “festival of good times”, and with every level of the expansive art deco building ready to host events, it’s a fair claim. Plus, Golden Hours will go on uninterrupted, so time your visit accordingly.

Our House takes over Shell House until Saturday July 6. Head to the website for the full line-up.